Packaging Canvas Apps for Different Editions

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We have seen some very impressive adoption rate amongst our customers and ISV partners in leveraging Canvas framework for building integrated composite applications on Salesforce1 platform. Based on some of the lessons learned and feedback received, we decided to publish this article to help our ISV partners understand their options when it comes to packaging Canvas for distribution and for support of different Salesforce1 platform editions. Continue reading

Announcing the Platform Partner Growth Program

Today we’re introducing the first such initiative: The Platform Partner Growth Program. The new program is designed to recognize the platform growth created by the consulting partner community, and reward the leaders of sourced Saleforce1 annual contract value (“ACV”). Continue reading

Tips and Tricks for Bootstrapping Your ISV Business

For the business whose long term strategy is bootstrapping, doing it effectively is literally the difference between success or failure. They’re operating without a net. But even for businesses whose plan is to raise investment capital, bootstrapping increases the value of the company and creates operational rigor that will serve them well over time. Continue reading

Are Events in Your Marketing Mix? Make a Connection and Expand Your Reach

It is pretty well known that at salesforce.com we love our events. In a year we host hundreds that range in size and audience, all connecting people live in a meaningful way. Whether it is an executive round table, a regional tour event, a fifteenth birthday party, or Dreamforce, we see and feel the value of face-to-face marketing.

We are big believers in the connections that events create between… Continue reading

From Idea to Product in 5 Months: Hackathon – The Spark That Lit The Fire

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The Dreamforce 2013 Hackathon was Challenging! A team of two + new technologies + a full schedule of meetings and presentations = the best of times + the worst of times. Our goal for the Hackathon was to develop a proof-of-concept mobile customer-engagement solution using newly-released iBeacon proximity sensing technology. Fast forward 5 months… Continue reading

Clicktools Sponsor Success: Growing & Evolving Alongside Dreamforce

Clicktools & Dreamforce

Meet Clicktools

Clicktools enables you to collect customer information through surveys, scripts, and forms, and then centralize that data in your CRM system. Salesforce users voted them the #1 survey application five years in a row. They were one of the first companies on the Salesforce AppExchange, and have been sponsoring Dreamforce since the very beginning of the conference.

Growing Conference, Growing Company… Continue reading

Announcing the New Partner Community

Have you ever wished you had somewhere to go to quickly get advice from other partners? Looked for an easier way to collaborate with salesforce.com? Well, we are delivering just that! We’re thrilled to introduce the new Partner Community – a world class partner experience with a Chatter community just for partners.

The new Partner Community will launch on March 24th at http://partners.salesforce.com, including these great features:

    New Energy Brings Telco CRM to the Salesforce1 Platform

    From consultants to SaaS entrepreneurs: today we showcase how New Energy leveraged the Salesforce Platform to build an enterprise app for the Telco industry. New Energy is an ICT company founded in 2005 by a group of IT professionals. It has gained experience on complex and mission critical systems delivered to verticals including telco, automotive, insurance and high tech. As new applications are developed in the cloud New Energy… Continue reading

    PWC Helps Drive Complete Sales Transformation for USG

    It’s no secret the construction industry has struggled through the recent recession, and that’s why PWC’s innovative approach to helping USG, a building-products company, transform its business is particularly impressive. In fact, PWC was awarded the Salesforce.com Partner Innovation Award in Sales at Dreamforce 2013 for the work they’ve done at USG. Continue reading

    The Kid That Beat the Pros at their Own Game

    Imagine you have a toddler. Like any good parent, you know that your toddler is better than the rest. More talent. More smarts. So, what’s next? Obviously, your little guy is ready for the World Cup.

    You may be thinking that this sounds a little ridiculous. However, that’s just what the startup Hotel Ninjas did. In less than 15 months, Hotel Ninjas built an app on the Salesforce1 Platform… Continue reading